|Preparing the palette|
|Moving breakfast around|
|The cereal killer with metazoan prey - just like in nature! (Well, artistic license with the bugs.)|
In the end, I depicted Notodendrodes antarctikos with plastic metazoans adorning its branches. It's not accurate, of course, but it was fun to make and serves to illustrate the concept: single-celled carnivores littering the seafloor, eating small invertebrates. Sometimes silly examples can spawn serious discussion that lay audiences can grab hold of and tear apart.
Just like a Notodendrodes with a juvenile starfish. Or me with five boxes of yummy cereal to eat!